Motor Carrier Enforcement Officer 1 (Motor Carrier Enforcement Officer)
Transportation-Motor Carrier - Cascade Locks, OR

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ODOT13-0792oc - Cascade Locks

Require compliance with applicable commercial motor vehicle safety, size, weight, tax, and registration laws, rules, regulations, and policies, through interview of drivers and analysis of vehicles, by issuing uniform traffic citations, performing truck and driver inspections, requiring off loading or redistribution of cargo (legalization), removing drivers and/or vehicles from Oregon highways, applying safety compliance indicia recognized by regulators across the United States and in Canada and Mexico.

Working Conditions
  • Required to work flexible work shifts to provide coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Travel is required with some overnight stays
  • Employees in this position work alone, work site locations can be in remote areas.
This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record.

Instructions - Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications :
  • Two years of public contact/customer service experience which involved dealing with the public in person or by phone, providing information about services/programs, or explaining and/or applying laws, rules, regulations/procedures; AND
  • Experience or training using computers to retrieve and input data.
Completion of an Associate's degree will substitute for one year of the public contact experience.
Criminal Background and additional pre-employment check(s) as required for the position will be conducted on final candidates (could include Driver License, LEDS, and/or Education Verification).

Veteran's Points :

Honorable or General 'Character of Service' showing on a DD214 or DD215 attached to your application - 5 Points

Honorable or General 'Character of Service' showing on a DD214 or DD215 and a 'Certificate of Civil Service' preference letter attached to your application - 10 Points


For questions about the job announcement, call 503-986-3177.

For technical help with online application, call 1-877-204-4442.

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Position Duties

General Enforcement Duties (applicable to all enforcement duties)
  • Monitor and maintain a safe and efficient scale operation to minimize disruption to the motor carrier industry and maximize enforcement efforts.
  • Evaluate commercial motor vehicles as they enter weigh station or portable site for compliance with safety, size, weight, tax, and registration through visual observation and use of various computer data to determine whether further compliance scrutiny is needed.
  • Analyze comparative merit of competing available enforcement interventions to best determine a response most likely to result in compliance, especially when finding multiple violations.
  • Utilize interviews of motor carrier officials, reviews of pertinent business records, and research using compliance information, e.g. carrier/driver history, to determine most appropriate method of achieving compliance to ensure public and highway safety.
  • In a professional and courteous manner handle compliance situations with drivers and motor carrier officials who are often confused, reluctant to provide accurate information, or with whom it is hard to communicate because of language differences. Frequently, must deal with people who are uncooperative, irate, or hostile.
  • Explain to the motor carrier officials the basis of a violation and the reason for the enforcement action taken in a professional manner often under strained conditions. Compute scheduled bail for citations. Prepare written officer reports and expert testimony representing ODOT and the State of Oregon in court concerning disputed citations. Gather and maintain supporting records/evidence of violations for court hearings or civil actions.
  • Prepare written Observation Reports for other sections of MCTD to aid in investigating motor carriers that are not in compliance with applicable rules, laws, and regulations.
  • Maintain knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures governing vehicle size and weight, overweight and over-dimensional operations, inter-jurisdictional agreements (interstate compacts and permits), bail schedules, court procedures, vehicle registration and weight-distance tax. Is responsible for proficient use of all resources provided by Division, Department computer systems, technical refresher courses, out of service criteria, hazardous materials regulations, work site safety training, and MCTD managers’ staff meeting minutes to obtain current policy, procedures, and direction of the Division.
  • Provide technical training to commercial motor vehicle drivers, owners, carrier officials, and local court staff (judges and clerks) on laws, rules and regulations pertaining to safety, size, weight, tax, and registration. Advise industry representatives how to maximize the use of hauling equipment and minimize future violations. Conduct research necessary to respond to the wide variety of inquiries from the motor carrier industry, local courts, other agencies, and the general public.
Truck Size, Weight, Registration & Tax Enforcement
  • Protect Oregon highways and structures by enforcing size and weight regulations as well as select, registration, and safety laws and regulations. Evaluate vehicle and load configuration, weight, and size at platform scale facilities and portable scale sites for compliance with: Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS), Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR), and pertinent federal regulations.
  • Independently, within Division guidelines, determine the type(s) of enforcement action(s), including warnings, uniform traffic citations, and parking vehicles for legalization, when vehicles found not in compliance.
  • Monitor weigh station bypass routes; drive to remote duty assignment locations in State vehicles; identify vehicles bypassing without authorization and, where appropriate, use bypass camera technology to identify and subsequently cite them or request law enforcement assistance as necessary in accordance with ORS and Department of Justice guidance.
Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Enforcement
  • Analyze vehicles, in some instances including hazardous material carriers, and drivers for compliance with established ORS, FMCSR, and OAR requirements, by conducting truck and driver inspections, at fixed locations, appropriate to the level of training. Inspections include examination of vehicle mechanical condition and driver fitness to drive. Thorough review of motor carrier business records, e.g. driver’s hours of service records, fuel and other receipts, vehicle licensing documents, trip/shipping documents as necessary to verify accuracy of records. Vehicles and drivers will be selected for inspection per national, State, and Department policies, regulations, and statutes.
  • Determine action to be taken based on results of the inspection and take appropriate enforcement action, which could include requiring repair of items before next trip, placing vehicle out of service, placing driver out of service, issuance of a citation.
  • Work cooperatively with FMCSA, other States, and across district state boundaries to monitor, prevent, or locate vehicles or drivers that operate in violation of safety regulations or orders.
Safety Inspections
  • Protect Oregon ’s motoring public and commercial drivers by enforcing safety laws and regulations through completion of official inspection documents to be uploaded into the Federal SAFER database for use by other regulators nationally.
Other Duties
  • Other duties assigned by supervisor, such as vehicle and facility maintenance, various surveys, highway test runs, recommend ORS and OAR changes to management, etc
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Oregon Department of Transportation

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR, 97301-3871

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